Press Release

ORIC Pharmaceuticals to Present Initial Data from Ongoing Phase 1b Study of ORIC-101 in Combination with Nab-paclitaxel at the 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, April 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ORIC), a clinical stage oncology company focused on developing treatments that address mechanisms of therapeutic resistance, today announced that two abstracts highlighting preliminary results from the Phase 1b study of ORIC-101 in combination with nab-paclitaxel have been accepted for poster presentations during the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, to be held June 4 - 8, 2021.

“We are pleased to participate in the 2021 ASCO program and report initial data from the ongoing Phase 1b study of ORIC-101, our glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, in combination with nab-paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors,” said Jacob Chacko, M.D., president and chief executive officer. “This represents the first of two data readouts from our two ongoing Phase 1b trials of ORIC-101. We expect to report initial data from the second trial, ORIC-101 in combination with enzalutamide in prostate cancer, in the second half of this year.”

Poster Presentations:

Presentation Title: Initial results from a Phase 1b study of ORIC-101, a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, in combination with nab-paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors
Date and Time (On-Demand): June 4, 2021 (6:00 am PT)
Abstract Number: 2553

Presentation Title: Biomarker results supporting selection of RP2D from a Phase 1b study of ORIC-101, a glucocorticoid receptor antagonist, in combination with nab-paclitaxel in patients with advanced solid tumors
Date and Time (On-Demand): June 4, 2021 (6:00 am PT)
Abstract Number: 3110

The posters will be available at following presentation at the meeting.

About ORIC Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

ORIC Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving patients’ lives by Overcoming Resistance In Cancer. ORIC’s lead product candidate, ORIC-101, is a potent and selective small molecule antagonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, which has been linked to resistance to multiple classes of cancer therapeutics across a variety of solid tumors. ORIC-101 is currently in two separate Phase 1b trials in combination with (1) Abraxane (nab-paclitaxel) in advanced or metastatic solid tumors and (2) Xtandi (enzalutamide) in metastatic prostate cancer. ORIC’s other product candidates include (1) ORIC-533, an orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of CD73, a key node in the adenosine pathway believed to play a central role in resistance to chemotherapy- and immunotherapy-based treatment regimens, (2) ORIC-944, an allosteric inhibitor of the polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) via the EED subunit, being developed for prostate cancer, and (3) ORIC-114, a brain penetrant inhibitor designed to selectively target EGFR and HER2 with high potency against exon 20 insertion mutations, being developed across multiple genetically defined cancers. Beyond these four product candidates, ORIC is also developing multiple precision medicines targeting other hallmark cancer resistance mechanisms. ORIC has offices in South San Francisco and San Diego, California. For more information, please go to, and follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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Dominic Piscitelli, Chief Financial Officer